Five terrific punk songs which deserve to be played more often 

Here’s some amazing punk songs that deserve more attention. These high-energy tracks should definitely be on one of your playlists if they aren't already
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It was quite a blast when punk rock raged in during the 1970s. So much anger and rage, chaotic live performances, and some amazing clothes and styling. Amongst all that, there were also a lot of great songs. 

Of course, the top punk songs still get played. They are well-known and classics of their time. Often standing the test of longevity and being still great tunes today. Not to forget that the punk bands and their music inspired generations to follow.

But if you dig slightly deeper, or think back and remember those times, lots of other songs come to the surface. They may not get the airtime they deserve now. Quite a few get overlooked or forgotten unless you have a deep-searching punk playlist that is.

Five great punk songs you should play now

So let’s celebrate and remember five great punk rock songs from back then. They weren’t all top punk hits, but they were well-known at the time. When did you last hear these being played? Full marks if you have had all five blasting out in recent days or weeks. If not, give them a spin now, they are worth it!

The Rezillos - “Top Of The Pops”

First up is this great song from Edinburgh, Scotland punks The Rezillos. It was about appearing on the top music TV show in the UK at the time, the BBC’s Top Of The Pops. The show was an institution back then and almost ironic to have punk bands playing there. Especially one pointing at the show itself. The Rezillos appeared on it in 1978, punk was more mainstream by then.

The song is typical of The Rezillos’ lighter approach. They weren’t into all the political, anarchic mayhem creating. Instead catchy tunes, clever and fun lyrics, plenty of guitars and still a punk band. “Top Of The Pops” is their big hit, but might be one you haven’t heard in a while. One of the band’s founders and songwriters was Jo Callis (or Luke Warm as he was known in the Rezillos). Callis went on to play in Human League, co-writing their big hit “Don’t You Want Me”.